The Harvard Club of Switzerland was founded in 1960 by several Harvard University graduates. Meetings consisted of informal lunches at various Zurich restaurants. The group grew quickly as more alumni and alumnae joined. Now over 1'000 alumni of Harvard College or one of the various Harvard graduate schools and programs maintain their ties with Harvard through membership in the Harvard Club of Switzerland.
The purpose of the Club is to unite the alumni and alumnae of Harvard University in Switzerland, to disseminate information concerning the University, and to represent the interests of the University in Switzerland. In addition to this University-centered function, our club also serves as a networking platform where alumni and alumnae of all ages can meet and share their memories of Harvard and their plans for the future.
Persons who have obtained a degree from one of the University's various programs and persons who have not obtained a degree but who have studied at Harvard for one year or longer are eligible for membership.
The Harvard Club of Switzerland has a chapter in Zurich and one in Geneva. Once a month, except during holiday times, both chapters organize luncheons with guest speakers covering a wide range of topics. In addition, the Club organizes various purely social events such as evening cocktails, guided tours of exhibitions, a summer outing, and the much-acclaimed annual Harvard Ball.
Upcoming Events Below
6:00PM Tue 4 Oct 2022, Europe/Zurich timezoneANHW CH in-person event in Geneva
With Dr. Anna Grichting and Dr. Qudsia Huda
5:30PM Tue 18 Oct 2022, Europe/Zurich timezoneOn the occasion of the visit of Prof. Henry E. Smith (Harvard Law School)
12:00PM - 2:00PM Wed 19 Oct 2022, Europe/Zurich timezone
6:30PM Wed 26 Oct 2022, Europe/Zurich timezoneANHW CH in-person event in Zurich
Sustainability – from Human Network to Infrastructure
7:00PM Sat 19 Nov 2022, Europe/Zurich timezoneThe President, Urs Schenker, welcomes all
Upcoming Events Below
6:00PM Thu 29 Sep 2022, Europe/Zurich timezoneRebalance Earth – Discussion with the Co-Founders
Ralph Chami & Walid Al Saqqaf & Ian Redmond
11:45AM Wed 28 Sep 2022, Europe/Zurich timezoneGuest: Mr. Urs Jordi – Chairman of the Board and CEO of Aryzta AG
11:45AM Fri 9 Sep 2022, Europe/Zurich timezoneGuest: Dr. Suzanne Thoma - President of the Board of Directors of Sulzer Ltd and former CEO of BKW